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Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

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Lyle
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Lewis (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Raven
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Rodney
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Mrs. Sylvia Mallory
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Libby
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Fidget's Mom
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Petie (as Mike Shannon)
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Fidget (as Eric M. Barry)
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Pam (as Erika Lynn Rupli)
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Storyline

In Baltimore, guerrilla filmmaker Cecil B. Demented leads a band of cinema revolutionaries who kidnap Honey Whitlock, a bitchy and aging movie star of big-budget froth. Cecil wants her in his movie, a screed against Hollywood they film during blitzkrieg attacks on a multiplex, a Maryland Film Commission press conference, and the set of a "Forrest Gump" sequel. He insists on celibacy; the cast and crew channel sexual energy into the production. With a family-values coalition, aggrieved Teamsters, and the police on their trail, Cecil needs help from porno, kung-fu, and drive-in audiences. What about Honey? Will she bolt or refuse to act? Or will she hit her marks and light up the screen? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Long live guerilla film making! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexual content, violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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1 September 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$127,141 (USA) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

$1,276,984 (USA) (20 October 2000)
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Trivia

John Waters had an interview with him published before this film was made in which the headline referred to him as "Cecil B. Demented". Waters thought the title was too good to pass up. See more »

Goofs

When they set Honey's hair on fire when atop of the building at the drive in theater, she's obviously wearing a badly-disguised wig/prosthetic in the wide shots. See more »

Quotes

Sniffles: Nobody here but us whackers.
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Crazy Credits

The credits thank "Fred and Ginger" both insinuating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the dance duo, and "Fred e Ginger" a movie by Federico Fellini, paying homage to the duo. See more »

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Spoofs The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Nice Tranquil Thumbs in Mouth
Written by David Astor, Robert Bray, Joseph Karam, Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian
Performed by The Locust
Courtesy of Gold Standard Laboratories
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This movie is a 10...but,
14 February 2005 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

It's not for the average movie fan. Cecil B. Demented is full of hidden clichés and retro-references that appeals to the warped viewer. The viewer who only sees movies with their 'significant other' will not appreciate this artistic production. The characters are almost toonish, but yet they are real. They are people you may have known, or at least viewed on the internet..eh. The colors are vivid as is the imagination. Waters leaves you wondering what he can think of next! Honey Whitlock is seductive, mature and yet willing and submissive to the abductor's plot. This does bring up memories of the Patricia Hearst kidnapping which appropriately she is in the movie. Hearst plays the role of Fidget's mother. And most of us guys can relate to Fidget. If you are a fan of underground movies, you will love this one!! Be careful who you refer this movie to, or they may put you in their prayers! It could polarize your next family get-together!


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